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Landmarks Commission delays possible demolition a year on century-old Dilworth home (access required)

Nelson Casstevens has run his law firm out of a century-old for nearly 30 years. But the lawyer, looking to hang up his briefcase and throw out his legal pad, has found a buyer interested in his property and appears eager to sell. The buyer just isn’t interested in the house on that property, so Casstevens has filed a certificate to demolish the house.

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Gold Line misses grant, city mulling other options (access required)

Gold Line misses grant, city mulling other options <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

City officials have begun looking at possible alternative options for funding its Gold Line streetcar expansion project, but have not given up on receiving a federal grant. Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation handed down the list of recipients of $474 million in federal money for transportation projects nationwide.

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Millions of homeowners remain underwater on mortgages (access required)

As of Sept. 1, 10.7 million residential homeowners in the U.S. are deeply underwater on their mortgages and another 8.3 million homeowners are just about staying afloat. According to a report released on Wednesday by RealtyTrac, an Irvine, Calif.-based real estate analytics firm, the 10.7 million homeowners who are deeply underwater to begin this month – meaning they owe 25 percent or more on their mortgage than what their home is worth – is down from the 11.3 million deeply underwater homeowners reported in May.

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NoDa mill nears finishing stage: New developer is ready to start work at Mecklenburg Mill (access required)

NoDa mill nears finishing stage: New developer is ready to start work at Mecklenburg Mill <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

A Boston-based nonprofit developer is planning to start renovations on a historic textile mill within a month, after a years-long effort by the city of Charlotte to convert the building into affordable apartments.

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ACTION ITEMS: Monroe clarifies locations for charity collection boxes (access required)

ACTION ITEMS: Monroe clarifies locations for charity collection boxes <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock1.png" border=0/></span>

No longer are charities or nonprofit companies allowed to place collection boxes randomly across the city of Monroe. These boxes are often seen in parking lots or at churches, and are used to collect donations from the public.

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